Trigger Point Self-Care Manual

Trigger Point Self-Care Manual

For Pain-Free Movement

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A guide to the treatment of pain from common sports injuries and other physical activities

• Contains at-home techniques to promote healing and self-awareness of the body’s musculature

• Explains how to relieve pain using manual massage in conjunction with small physio balls

• Includes an illustrated treatment reference section organized by region of the body

The vast majority of physical injuries incurred by active people begin with muscular injuries that are not addressed by the conventional medical approach to orthopedic care. Injuries of this type are generally too minor to warrant splinting, casting, or medication and often do not prevent participation in physical activities. They do, however, produce noticeable discomfort and, over time, frequently lead to more severe injuries.

In Trigger Point Self-Care Manual Donna Finando presents methods for the healing and prevention of musculature injuries. She identifies the causes of and remedies for areas of muscular tightness and restriction and details many self-care techniques, including precise self-massage, stretching, and the use of wet heat and/or ice. In the fully illustrated reference section, organized by body part, she identifies the pain associated with trigger points in each muscle of the body and provides instructions for palpating, treating, and stretching the muscle in order to release it.
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  • Healing Arts Press | 
  • 208 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781594770807 | 
  • November 2005
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Neck and Upper Back Pain

The human body is an astounding structure, and the neck is a mighty example of that truth. The complex design of muscle and bone makes the neck capable of intricate movements and gives it the strength to support the approximately eight-pound weight of the human head. For all of its intricacy--or perhaps because of that--the neck is subject to muscular stresses that often lead to pain and dysfunction.

The sources of neck pain in the musculature are quite numerous: overload, overwork, trauma, compromising postures, and emotional stresses are just some of the situations that lead to trigger point... see more

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